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Chicka Chicka 1 2 3...and more stories about counting

Chicka Chicka 1 2 3...and more stories about counting

Fall 2006 DVD
Ages: 2 - 7 yrs.
DVD Price: $14.95
Review:
The next time your children ask how much a million (or billion or trillion) is this DVD may save the day. The concept is made understandable by using clever child-friendly comparisons: if you stack a million children on one another's shoulders, you would reach past the moon, for example.

Our young viewers who are fascinated by money—counting it, sorting it, putting it in banks—were intrigued by If You Made A Million, where Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician teaches children the value of different coins and bills. Prompting lessons in basic math skills, Marvelosissimo puts together different combinations of money and demonstrates how different permutations can add up to the same final tally.

The skillful animation and charming narration of Chicka Chicka 1 2 3 delighted those watching one of their favorite books brought to life.

Ann Hillers   ©2006 Parents' Choice
Ann Hillers, a creative writing graduate of Duke University, is a mother of three boys and a former international tour director. Her work led her all around the globe and she's imparted her kids with the same wanderlust. They have traveled together to 20 countries including South Africa, Botswana, Nicaragua, Colombia, Laos, Cambodia, and Indonesia, where they all became certified scuba divers. After living in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico for six years the family now resides in California.

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